Music Therapy Used for Neurological Diseases Taylor Cole

Neurological Diseases:

  • Alzheimer's
  • Parkinson's

Music Therapy

  • Music therapy can be clinically used to help suppress neurological patients symptoms and regress the progress of their disease
  • It addresses the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals
  • It helps patients memory, motion, and even emotions

Used for Alzheimer's Disease

  • Music can trigger memories
  • Changes their emotion
  • Affect their overall prognosis

Used for Parkinson's Disease

  • Can help with motor movement
  • Speech
  • Breathe support


  • We can use the cost of medicine towards getting the patients personalized music playlist and MP3 players
  • Not a replacement for medication, but an alternative.

Reference Page

American Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. "Alzheimer’s Disease and Music Therapy." Alzheimer’s Foundation of America - Alzheimer’s Disease and Caregiving Support, 28 Jan. 2017,

American Music Therapy Association. "History of Music Therapy | History of Music Therapy | American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)." American Music Therapy Association | American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), 2017,

Asselstine, J. and V.L. Kristman. “Music therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients.” Maladies Chriniques Et Blessures Au Canada, vol. 36, no. 11, Nov. 2016, p. 264. EBSCOhost,

Dobson, Carolyn. "Neurologic Music Therapy for Parkinson's." APDA, 2017,

Fukui, H., et al. "Efficacy of Music Therapy in Treatment for the Patients with Alzheimer's Disease." International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Jan. 2012, pp. 1-6. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1155/2012/531646.

Grocke, D., et al. "Group Music Therapy for Severe Mental Illness: A Randomized Embedded-Experimental Mixed Methods Study." Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 130, no. 2, Aug. 2014, pp. 144-153. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/acps.12224.

Nombela, C., et al. “How Often Does Music and Rhythm Improve Patients’ Perception of Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease?.” Journal of Neurology, vol. 260, no. 5, May 2013, pp. 1404-1405. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s00415-013-6860-z.


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